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Captain by SpudaFett by alexiuss Captain by SpudaFett by alexiuss
WHO IS CAPTAIN?
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What I love: It is instantly identifiable as Captain by anybody who has read Romantically Apocalyptic, and it is commemorating a scene I haven't seen anybody else choose. It is endearing and the overall quality is good. I'm pretty sure having this on my desk or on a bookshelf in my home would make me smile every time I looked at it.

Things I would suggest:

1) Clothing: While easily recognizable here, the Captain is always seen in the RA comic wearing black clothing, not red. I think the red looks very good on this piece, and it compliments the scooter well; but for matching a character, I would try to find some black fabric that has the same general appearance as what's in the comic without being too much of a pain to deal with on such a small scale. I would also like to see those thread ends on the coat trimmed much closer, preferably on the wrong side (inside).

2) Scooter: This miniature uses a different model of scooter than was featured in the strip, but I am willing to accept that he could easily have just snagged a different one at some point. The big thing I would like to see here is a crisper line between the red and the silver on the front and steering rod. There is also the possibility of snipping down and appropriately painting the handle bars to make them more like the original.

3) Mug: While this one is acceptable for its purpose and easier for mounting, I think it would be possible to use one with a more realistic handle. It would need a good adhesive, and might require special casting work, but once the original mold was made this would be fairly simple.

4) Head/Gas Mask Paint and Molding: I can't tell from this shot if the mask is a special casting job or put together from pre-existing bits, but a little tweaking on the details of the physical design would get an even closer match. Based on this particular photo, I feel the paint used has a little too much of a matte effect. Using a high gloss would be overdoing it, so I would recommend trying a mixture of gloss and matte paint to get that slight shine the Captain's mask always seems to have. On the eye glass, though, I would try using the highest gloss possible to get that purple to really stand out.


The things I've suggested are small changes, and I'm basing my opinions very heavily on my experience with the construction, alteration, and painting of miniatures used in tabletop gaming (such as Warhammer and Necromunda). I've done some of this myself, and have had a few friends over the last several years who were very heavily into it.

Overall, this is an awesome piece. If it were possible to purchase from a small line of these, I would be happy to have it as is, and just chalk up the differences to individual interpretation and having to meet the demands of making consistent multiples as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

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:iconmoviemowdown:
MovieMowDown Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Which one is the real one?
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:iconanthropomorphillie:
AnthropomorPhillie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's actually pretty realistic.
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:iconanthropomorphillie:
AnthropomorPhillie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's actually pretty realistic.
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:iconbowshikamaomao:
BowShikaMaomao Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student General Artist
i want this action figure 8I
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:iconcerulean-guava:
Cerulean-Guava Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OH. MY. GOD. IF THIS MAN DOESN'T WIN, BY JOVE, I MEAN, OH MY GOODNESS, THIS IS INCREDIBLE.
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:iconspudafett:
SpudaFett Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Responses like this are a win enough for me. :) Thanks!
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:iconcerulean-guava:
Cerulean-Guava Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
LOL. Anytime?
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:iconsirferrick:
SirFerrick Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to see an episode done in this, personally....
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:iconspudafett:
SpudaFett Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
ME TOO!!!!! That would be epic... something like this:
[link]
only better!
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:iconsirferrick:
SirFerrick Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so cooool...

You need a cancer model. Or possibly several, as there are many forms of it...
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:iconspudafett:
SpudaFett Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
that'd be crazy to try and sculpt. I was thinking that a couple 1:18th skeletons might come in handy though.
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:iconsirferrick:
SirFerrick Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah....

You could always get a massive bunch of those glow-in-the-dark sceletons that are always sold around haloween and glue them into a massive ball of awesome.... No idea how much that would work, though...
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:iconspudafett:
SpudaFett Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
rofl! Those skeletons aren't in scale with my figures unfortunately... or I might have done that.

There are, actually, a set of skeletons made by some toy company called "dead-ites" that are 1:18th scale skeletons. But I've never felt like spending the money on them.
But, painted red, with a little bit of hot glue detailing (to make tentacles), would make great little "cancer acquisitions".
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:iconsirferrick:
SirFerrick Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It most certainely would...
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:iconcatchy-arts:
catchy-arts Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
so awesome
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:iconspudafett:
SpudaFett Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
OMG... your all's comments are overwhelming. I never expected this type of response when making this figure. Thank you all!

Alexiuss and I are teaming up and planning a very limited run of these for sale... not sure about the exact details yet, so please be patient and keep watch out for details as we refine them. It really will all depend on the availability of parts, cost, and hoping my sister doesn't murder me for asking her to sew together several more of the trench-coats!

If anyone has any questions about custom action figures, or how I did this one in particular, there are work in progress pictures in my gallery.
mainly these:
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Also, if you have any interest in star wars, gi-joe, or marvel check out the other custom action figures in my gallery.

Thanks again for the amazing responses everyone! That alone is enough of a prize for me, I've already won! :)
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:iconsanek1200:
Sanek1200 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
ha-ha smile for russian))
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:iconcalileane:
calileane Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
amazing and smile inducing ^^ perfect. We all adore the captain.
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:iconunyilkiller:
UnyilKiller Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconthisplz: is epic!
love it :love:
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:iconskullknockade:
SkullKnockade Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student
I waaaaant! I like how zee captain is riding his scooter with his mug. :nod: Love the coat!
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:iconavfc4me:
avfc4me Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
This is sublime!
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:iconalurarb:
AluraRB Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i am going to buy 5 of each when they come out!! seriously, so amazing!! :D!!
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:iconblazer890:
Blazer890 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Votin' for this! Lovin' it! XD
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:iconsagethethird:
sagethethird Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
:iconthisplz:
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:iconmadryn123:
madryn123 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
I will buy. I will buy.
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:iconkukapetal:
Kukapetal Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
That. Is. Awesome.

I would sell my soul for that. I mean it :P
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:iconsmarticusws:
smarticusws Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I keep wondering if that mug is actually the fountain of youth.
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:iconaimiliona:
Aimiliona Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OMG, it is so CUUUTE! :D Zee Captein approves!
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:iconredman1997:
redman1997 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
o: how do you make a action figure!?
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:iconerykasoleil:
ErykaSoleil Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I want one for my desk! I'm really impressed with that little coat.

----- E
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:iconspudafett:
SpudaFett Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
I am too! lol. My sister, who I'm convinced is a conjurer of the dark arts, is magic on a sewing machine.
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:iconangorianka:
angorianka Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student General Artist
I love this one ^^
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:iconforeverteatime:
ForeverTeaTime Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! It's a ZEE CAPTAIN action figure :O
I once dreamed I was going to the toy store to buy one, 'cause they sold 'em there, but then when I got there I couldn't remember what I wanted to buy anymore. Meh :(
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:iconvempyrcorp:
VeMPyRCorp Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
I just went to look at the comic and it is so freakin funny!
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:iconbrawl56:
Brawl56 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG! A G.I. Joe based Captain Action Figure? Epic win! :D
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:iconjericawinters:
JericaWinters Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Priceless!
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:iconchessasworld:
ChessasWorld Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH MY GOD! THATS SO DAMN CUTE! *-* i want one!

To the captainmobil! *takes the scooter*
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:iconthehardcorepoet:
TheHardcorePoet Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
I almost like the photo as much as the piece itself. AMAZING!
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:iconpropheticpisces:
PropheticPisces Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
now THAT is awesome!!! priced yet...? or do we have to stay jealous?
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:iconspudafett:
SpudaFett Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
It's in the works... Stay jealous, for now ;)
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:iconpropheticpisces:
PropheticPisces Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
k...
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:iconmaroventolo:
Maroventolo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I... WANT... NOW!
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:iconairadamia:
AiraDamia Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
win.
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:iconde-anon:
De-Anon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Zhat is zee sexiest action figure in zhe world. But does it summon cancer?
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:iconspudafett:
SpudaFett Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
YES!:
[link]

:D
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:iconkingarokis:
KingArokis Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
lol
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:iconaramalexa:
Aramalexa Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Cute!!!!
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:icon5t4rwy:
5t4RwY Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, that's Awesome.
I'd totally buy it *_*
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:iconhannaolsen:
HannaOlsen Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I want this because of reasons.
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